travel The Best U.S. States for Hiking  

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List Rules Upvote the state that has the best hiking trails or top overall hiking experience

This is a ranked list of the best U.S. states for hiking as voted on by men and women. These states include Oregon, Utah, Tennessee, Hawaii and more. Some of the most beautiful and scenic areas in the country are included on this ranked list. This list answers the question, “what are the best US states for hiking?”

Whether you are looking for beautiful mountain ranges, gorgeous bodies of water or luscious greenery, these places offer all the lovely landscapes you could ever wish to trek upon. Many states offer vast hiking routes while other countries offer more simplistic, although equally as gorgeous open landscapes to tread upon. Each of these best states for hiking offer distinct features as well. This list is for those seeking the thrill of being one with the land and discovering new states by foot might.

Whether looking for an extreme activity or a leisurely stroll, these ranked places offer great hiking in every part of the U.S. As a traveler looking for the country’s best hiking you might ask yourself, “Where are best spots to hike around the U.S.?” Well, here we have compiled a list of the very best places for this activity.
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123 50
Washington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Washington Olympia

2
153 69
Colorado is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Colorado Denver

3
123 59
Utah is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Utah Salt Lake City

4
83 35
Oregon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Oregon Salem

5
67 28
Montana is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Montana Helena

6
60 24
Wyoming is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Wyoming Cheyenne

7
58 25
Alaska is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Alaska Juneau

8
97 56
California is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
California Sacramento

9
72 40
Arizona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Arizona Phoenix

10
49 22
Idaho is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Idaho Boise

11
43 22
North Carolina is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
North Carolina Raleigh

12
48 28
Maine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Maine Augusta

13
48 29
Hawaii is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Hawaii Honolulu County

14
40 22
New Hampshire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Jeff F added New Hampshire Concord

The Best US Cities for Hiking

15
32 27
New York is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
New York Albany

16
36 32
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Tennessee Nashville

17
23 20
Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Pennsylvania Harrisburg

18
25 26
West Virginia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
West Virginia Charleston

19
29 31
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Arkansas Little Rock

20
24 26
Vermont is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Vermont Montpelier

21
24 29
Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Minnesota Saint Paul

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22
19 23
Nevada is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Nevada Carson City

23
19 23
Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Kentucky Frankfort

24
18 22
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Georgia Atlanta

25
29 36
Texas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Texas Austin

26
20 26
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Virginia Richmond

27
18 26
Wisconsin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Wisconsin Madison

28
21 30
Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Massachusetts Boston

29
15 26
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Maryland Annapolis

30
23 37
Florida is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Florida Tallahassee

31
4 12
Alabama is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Luecken008 added Alabama Montgomery

32
18 31
Missouri is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Missouri Jefferson City

33
14 27
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
NickMerchant added Ohio Columbus

34
2 12
Delaware is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Luecken008 added Delaware Dover